DR. STEVE BEATY
BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
At the Metropolitan State University of Denver, he:
Earned early tenure and is now a full professor.
Was chair of the Mathematical and Computer Science Department.
Is now the chair of the Computer Sciences department.
Was twice interim vice-president for information technology.
Helped create both the bachelor's and master's of cybersecurity degrees. See: https://www.msudenver.edu/programs/cybersecurity-major-bs/ https://www.msudenver.edu/programs/master-of-science-in-cybersecurity/
Created the minor in computer security. See: https://www.msudenver.edu/computer-sciences/computer-security-minor/
Was a founding member of the Mountain West Cybersecurity Consortium https://mtnwestcc.org
Discovered and helped develop a test suite for an exploit in the DNS protocol with the British National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (now the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13729
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he:
Lead the cybersecurity team.
Helped architect and implement the cybersecurity protections for the NCAR/Wyoming Supercomputer Center.
Initiated the successful effort to create a FISMA enclave.
Started the private cloud implementation.
In addition, he:
Wrote compilers for supercomputers at Cray Computer Corporation.
Consults and contracts with numerous local, national, and international organizations on computer security.
Paid technical reviewer for
Building Secure Servers with Linux, 2nd Edition
SELinux: NSA's Open-Source Security Enhanced Linux
Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition
Has appeared and interview with local and national media over 200 times.
Regularly presents to local community groups and schools on cybersecurity.
Works on several security-related open-source projects.
Is a technical mentor for middle- and high-school CyberPatriot teams.